Value Based Care

by Matt Guldin | March 31, 2017

Next Frontier of Care Management

As we wrap up the forthcoming 2017 Care Management Market Trends Report, I have been pondering the issue of social determinants of health (SDoH). In our HIMSS Conference 2017 recap, we noted that SDoH “came across as an unexpectedly strong conference theme — though, again, we saw only random application

by Brian Eastwood | November 17, 2016

Amid Uncertainty, Healthcare Marches On

Earlier this week I attended ATLAS, the Annual Thought Leadership on Access Symposium organized by Kyruus. The event brought together healthcare policy experts as well as healthcare organization (HCO) leaders who are driving efforts to improve patient access to care. The presentations and panels covered a lot of ground, but

by John Moore | November 14, 2016

Changing of the Guard: Implications to Health IT Market

After a brutal election cycle, we are now on the other-side. The Republicans have taken control of the Hill and the White House. The many healthcare programs rolled-out under the Obama administration will now be put under the microscope. While we try to stick to IT-related topics, in healthcare one

by Janice Young | October 24, 2016

Value Based Health: No Success without Value-Based Technology Strategies

A September 16 2016 Bloomberg report once again provides the bad news for the US healthcare system, ranking it among the least efficient healthcare systems -50 of 55 countries surveyed in 2014. Despite the plethora of new regulations, payment models, technology mandates and incentives to promote greater efficiency and improved outcomes in

by Brian Eastwood | October 27, 2015

Combatting the Cadillac Tax With Wellness

Happy is Productive The Affordable Care Act’s so-called “Cadillac tax” of high-priced employer insurance plans has drawn the ire of Presidential candidates, members of Congress, and the general public. All fear that the intentions of the tax – penalizing generous plans that let members receive costly healthcare services they don’t

by John Moore | October 01, 2015

Cerner’s HealtheIntent Gaining Significant Traction

Moving Forward Cerner’s annual user conference (CHC) last week gave us an opportunity to speak with Cerner executives and customers to gain insight on their current and future initiatives. Take-aways: > HealtheIntent is gaining momentum and displacing or overlaying competitors. > Strong pent-up demand for the HealtheIntent EDW. > Sales

by Brian Murphy | July 04, 2015

FHIR — The Healthcare Platform Enabler

The Plan FHIR is the new, open way to represent clinical, financial, and administrative data about patients. It is being positioned as a comprehensive solution to many of the interoperability issues in healthcare. It provides a simple way for programmers to read or write data at its source rather than

by Naveen Rao | March 28, 2015

The Patient Will See You Now

A Worthy Read This month’s Domain Monitor is a little bit different. We recently read through Dr. Eric Topol’s latest book, The Patient Will See You Now. Over the past few years, Topol has become a “crossover” figure between our insular world of health IT and the more mainstream media.
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